Milk Bar ™ 5

Product Code: 910200

The first ever gravity group feeder!
The sturdy carry handle makes it easy to carry the feeder full of milk to your calves.
The moulded plastic hooks are stepped to sit on either 25mm or 40mm rails and there is a self latching catch that drops under a pipe rail to prevent it being bunted off.
Gradients are marked at 5L and the teats sit low in the milk channel.
This Milk Bar™ 5 is deceptive, because of the shape, it can accommodate very large calves.
There is an optional extra lid to protect milk from flies in hot climates and heat loss in cold.

You can hang the Milk Bar™ 5 on rails or pipes from 25mm to 40mm wide. Make sure you don’t force the feeder onto a wider rail as it can result in cracking the base of the hook.

To give your calves the best drinking position, hang the feeder on a rail around 96 cm high. This puts the teat at 60cm which is the optimum height for calves and helps the oesophageal groove to close and milk to bypass the rumen.

How do I change my teats?

Milk Bar™ Teats have a pull through design to sit snugly against the feeder wall for optimum hygiene. However, while this is the most hygienic system, it can also be difficult to change teats!
Use a Teat Tool: This is by far the easiest method. The purpose designed Teat Tool plucks the teat from the feeder with minimal effort in seconds.
Pull the teats out by hand: When removing by hand, make sure to either pull the teat directly down or up. If you try to pull the teat straight out, it will be a tough job!
Cut the teats out: Make sure the blade is sharp and you use the knife away from you.
Be sure to check the teat alignment is correct and the slit is vertical!

Milk is a difficult substance to clean off of surfaces. You need hot water to remove the fat, but the heat can bake the protein onto the surface. Using warm water to get rid of the protein leaves a film of fat. When fats and proteins stick to the surface of equipment, they form a biofilm, a nutrient-rich layer in which bacteria grow.
The biofilm protects bacteria from the cleaning process and results in equipment that appears clean but has bacteria on the surface. The cleaning process not only needs to remove fat and protein from surfaces but prevent the formation of a biofilm.
All Milk Bar™ Teats are made from a natural rubber. Natural rubber absorbs the milk fat and protein which causes the teats to become softer.
Using an Alkali Detergent a few times a week with strip the milk fat and protein from the rubber so your calves can enjoy the controlled flow for longer.

  1. Rinse your feeder with water.
  2. Use an alkali detergent, following the manufacturers instructions.
  3. Using a brush to lightly scrub the feeder and outside of the teats making sure to bend the teats over.
  4. Rinse clean.
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The Milk Bar™ 5 comes with teats fitted and ready to use.

Volume: 15L
Weight: 2kg
Length: 300mm
Height: 360mm
Width: 300mm

Warranty: The feeder has a two year warranty with proof of purchase.
The warranty does not apply to consumable parts (teats and hooks).

Made from food grade polyethylene and U.V Stabilised for long life.
Milk Bar™ Teats are made from a natural rubber with no synthetic or oil based rubber.
NZ Pat Apps 757655 & 767633 & 727000. NZ Des Reg. 420972 PCT Patent Applications NZ2016/050190 & NZ2020/050110 International Patents and Designs pending or apply.